Richard Leon Reish

Born: Tue., Dec. 27, 1927
Died: Sat., Mar. 2, 2019

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Richard Leon Reish, 91, of Winchester, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Randolph Nursing & Rehabilitation.  He was born December 27, 1927, in Randolph County, IN, to the late Frank & Emma (Byrum) Reish. 

Richard was a 1945 graduate of Jackson High School in Randolph County.  He married Audrey Stover on May 13, 1946.  Richard served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 39.  Richard was an electrician at Indiana & Michigan power and co-owner with his wife Audrey of Reish Hardware in Winchester.  He was an avid sports fan supporting the Cincinnati Reds and Muncie Central Bearcats. 

Richard is survived by his daughters, Lynnie (Robert) Anderson of Butler, TN, and Tia (Neil) Mayfield of Winchester; granddaughter, Rikki (Zach) Girton of Fishers, IN; grandsons, Cmdr. Robert (Sibila) Anderson of Camp Lejeune, NC and Jason (Tiffany Smith) Anderson of Lagrange, IN; seven great grandchildren, Darian Lee and Lennon Asher Girton, Austin, Kayla, Robert, Brandon, and Isabella Anderson; three step granddaughters, Amber (Ryan) Everman, Brittany (Michael Collins) Mayfield, and Jessica Mayfield; eight step great grandchildren; special nephew, Richard (Vivian) Peterson and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 70 years, Audrey; two sisters, Mae Livingston and Grace Peterson; and three brothers, Charles, Claude “Duke” and Raymond Reish.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the convenience of his family.  There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Journey Home, 325 S. Oak St., Winchester, IN 47394. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Kenneth and Polly Watkins and the staff at Randolph Nursing Home for their loving care.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at



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Larry Bromagem
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Dear Family,

I made plumbing service calls for Leon and Audrey. I always enjoyed visiting with them after finishing. I, too, am a graduate of Jackson High School.

Bert Reish
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
many hours were spent playing monoplay with him and Audrey. I LOVED BOTH OF THEM.

Mike Rihm
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Tia and families, my prayers, thoughts, and condolences to you and all of your families for your loss. My god bless all of your families. Love and prayers, Mike Rihm and families